Building audience and community

Updated on July 18, 2009

11:04:00 AM: Presentation by Chi-Chi Ekweozor of RealFresh.tv. #wordcampuk

11:13:53 AM: Discussion about ‘comment is free.’

11:14:40 AM: Comments build and feed into community, says someone from the floor.

11:15:25 AM: The only problem with such a large room is being able to hear everyone. Can’t, basically. #wordcampuk

11:16:48 AM: Discussion point continues with more voices aguing that commenters are community. #wordcampuk

11:18:57 AM: Haven’t heard anyone yet define what ‘community’ means. #wordpressuk

11:20:50 AM: Discussion now on disruptive aspects of some people in why they comment. #wordpressuk

11:22:09 AM: Someone on the floor suggests comments do not make community. #wordcampuk

11:22:44 AM: (Again: what defines community? Not heard that yet.) #wordcampuk

11:27:19 AM: One definition of community from @nmw. Too long to retweet but here: http://bit.ly/10z6ea #wordcampuk

11:28:26 AM: Chi-Chi has sparked a great discussion about community (says @storynory who I’m sitting next to). #wordcampuk

11:30:14 AM: Wikipedia’s definition of ‘community’ isn’t bad. Complex. http://bit.ly/1aqKhT #wordcampuk

11:34:07 AM: Someone on floor having a stab at defining community. Can’t hear him well though. #wordcampuk

11:37:16 AM: Someone from floor says community has to deliver something to the person who created it. I’d like to hear this idea explained. #wordcampuk

11:38:15 AM: Good definition of ‘community’ by @mikethebee http://bit.ly/nJ35E #wordcampuk

11:45:45 AM: “Look at blogs as a communication device .. you’re looking to modify someone’s behaviour” – comment from floor. #wordcampuk

11:50:30 AM: Discussion now on whether tech types like WordPress developers are good at developing community. Short answer seems to be ‘no.’ #wordcampuk

11:52:58 AM: Community extends to readers of your content elsewhere, eg RSS subscribers. #wordcampuk

11:56:20 AM: Someone on floor who ID’d himself as ‘the foreigner’ made some great points about creators, involvers and consumers. #wordcampuk

12:01:06 PM: “Ultimately, community is a sense of belonging” says someone from the floor. #wordcampuk

12:05:02 PM: Interesting discussion on Twitter. It’s just noise, says one. No it’s a great community tool says another. #wordcampuk

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Jonathan Marks

    what happened next? very intensive twittering for 15 minutes then silence, although other comments happening in twitter? Intrigued.

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